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I have always had a little trouble starting my bike when it is hot from being ridden. It typically takes a good while (maybe 15 seconds) before it catches. I have overcome the problem by hitting the start button briefly, stopping, and then trying again; it fires up immediately every time. Anyone else have a similar experience? What's going on?
 

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Seems to be a common problem. I usually open blip the throttle before starting if the engine is warm.
 

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Mine does the same thing. I have no idea why. Probably a vacuum something or other. Good news is, it does start back up.
 

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It always did that on my 02 when it was hot - try opening the throttle a little on start up.
 

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This is news to me. My 2000 starts right up with a very short bump of the button hot or cold.
 

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amarider said:
It always did that on my 02 when it was hot - try opening the throttle a little on start up.

ditto

Crack the throttle a little and let some cooler denser air get into the cylinders. Pumping it a few times will only build up your wrist muscles, and not pump any extra fuel in there.
 
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